Biographies of U.S. Astronauts


Ronald Michael


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Personal data

Birthdate:  04.12.1952
Birthplace:  Cleveland / Ohio
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  17.01.1990
Selection group:  NASA-13
Position:  MSP
Status:  Ret. 01.07.1996


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-60  MSP  03.02. - 11.02.1994 8d 07h 09m 
2  STS-76  MSP  22.03. - 31.03.1996 9d 05h 16m 
Total  17d 12h 25m 

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mathematics and physics from USAF Academy, 1974; master of science in physics from Ohio State University, 1975; Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Colorado, 1982; Assistant Professor, University of Colorado; Major General, USAF Reserves; hobbies: Running, skiing, bicycling, basketball, softball, photography; later again Assistant Professor at University of Colorado, was promoted to a "full professor" in 1990; next Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E); from October 2005 to August 2007 Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.; since September 01, 2007 professor of systems engineering and as vice president for Applied Research for the Colorado State University Research Foundation, or CSURF.


Last update on December 30, 2012.